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Pain Concern launch new podcast

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 5th March 2019

'Airing Pain' is an invaluable resource for those living with chronic pain, carers, supporters, employers and health professionals.

Pain Concern (this link will take you away from our website) are excited to announce the release of their newest radio podcast programme, Airing Pain 111: Physiotherapy, Mind, Body and the Social Component.  It looks at anxiety and expectations, how “fear circuitry” affects self-management, and the importance of social prescribing.

The programme features Director of CSPC Physiotherapy in Leeds, Alison Rose, who specialises in working with high-level athletes, particularly those with complex injury histories. Rose speaks about her experience with chronic pain as being subjective for both athletes and non-athletes, explaining it as a unique “puzzle” that needs to be put together to find the core mechanisms that cause pain. She also speaks about the many unexpected physical relationships within our bodies that cause pain, as well as the importance of social networks.

The programme also features, from Cardiff University, Professor of Medical Education Ann Taylor. Professor Taylor speaks about her work exploring how those with chronic pain perceive non-pain related information, and how this information is processed through “fear circuitry” which can have detrimental effects on self-management. Professor Taylor promotes more focus on the ‘social’ aspect of the biopsychosocial model and the benefit of constructive conversations between patients and their healthcare professionals, something which Pain Concern’s Navigator Tool aims to do.

Professor Mark Johnson of Leeds Beckett University, contributor to Airing Pain 110, then talks about the importance of delivering healthcare with a social emphasis.

You can listen to this programme and discover more episodes online (this link will take you away from our website).

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